Turkey nabs 2 suspects for smuggling historical artifacts

    By Omer Olcay and Cankut Tasdan

    ANKARA (AA) – Turkish security forces said Saturday they arrested at least two suspects for smuggling historical artifacts.

    Gendarmerie teams conducted a raid at an address in the Altindag district of Ankara province, according to a statement.

    A total of 1,016 coins, a metal horse statue, a ring and two artifacts belonging to the Roman and Byzantine periods were seized.

    The historical artifacts were confiscated and will be handed over to the Anatolian Civilizations Museum.

    *Writing by Seda Sevencan in Istanbul

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